There has been plenty of noise over the years about banning ‘Happy Hour’ - the after-work drinking session that is apparently responsible for every social ill from ASBOs to our ‘broken society’. I’m surprised it hasn't been blamed for the credit crunch.
Has it really already been 10 years since Shoreditch shoved aside Notting Hill and Soho and established itself as the centre of London 'cool'?
It was not so long ago that any London pub which specialised in ales and bitters tended to be frequented by people of a more 'earthy' nature. Criminals, in other words.
Mischievous food experimenter Heston Blumenthal goes all Willy Wonka with a sixties-themed programme, "Heston's Chocolate Factory Feast" featuring chocolate fountains and lickable wallpaper. The versatility of this mind-altering substance has tempted man for centuries. Can you resist the seductive lure of chocolate?
If there was a premier league of bars and clubs, then the mighty Soho House group would always be at - or near - the top.
You can tell a lot about the culture of a place by how its planners choose to treat the humble town square.
With today’s busy lifestyles becoming prevalent, learning basic cooking skills may well save time and money, and who knows, might even win you a place on Masterchef. How skilled are you in the kitchen?
Once again, I am experiencing the torture that is waking up after the night before. My pillow is filled with broken bricks, my mouth is devoid of any moisture, my stomach is churning, and the idea of any movement is complete anathema.
In 2007, HITC Life wrote about underground restaurants in London, looking for whatever was out there. Nothing was (that we heard about, anyway). Fast forward a few years, and not only does the capital have a slew of them, there's also one run by a City banker.
What do Lloyd’s of London, the New York Stock Exchange, The Boston Tea Party, a weasel, and an Ethiopian goatherd have in common?
Jenius Social is an exciting new food and drink social hub that hosts a smorgasbord of daily food adventures.
A friend once said the she could 'never trust a man with two surnames', which given my name, could be construed as an insult.
Our piece on cooking with beer had readers calling for recipes – so here are two: for beernaise and beer-brined brisket